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Seattle Animal Shelter conducting emphasis patrols on saltwater beaches
Dogs are not allowed on beaches to ensure protection of wildlife

Spring is blossoming and hatching in Seattle, and now is a particularly important time to ensure that immature wildlife have their best opportunity to flourish in the Northwest. Because of this, the Seattle Animal Shelter will be conducting emphasis patrols on all saltwater beaches in the city.

Dogs are not allowed on any of Seattle’s public saltwater beaches, whether leashed or unleashed. This law helps to protect the fragile ecosystem along our shorelines. Marine mammals, such as seal pups who are typically born in April, use the city’s beaches to rest and warm themselves. Shore birds also frequent our beaches. Wildlife that interact with dogs are less likely to reach adulthood.

Uniformed animal services officers will be patrolling city parks with a focus on saltwater beaches and may issue citations to violators. If you would like to report Seattle beaches where dogs are frequently seen, please submit a service request at You can also contact the shelter directly by calling 206-386-PETS (7387) or by visiting

Missy's Rescue at Animal Talk: Whiskers Gone Wild! Whiskers in the Tulips

Salmon Lunch Buffet, Live and Silent Auction, May 21, 2pm, Elliott Bay Brewery (in the Cascade Room), 12537 Lake City Way NE. Don't forget to check out Whiskers Gone Wild on Facebook
They will be auctioning a 7-night 8-person occupancy villa in Tuscany, Italy! Bring a friend! The salmon lunch buffet will be amazing! Vegetarian and vegan choices also. Purchase tickets by phone, in person, or online: Animal Talk & Missy's Rescue, 12322 Lake City Way NE, Seattle Wa 98125, 206-526-1558

First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story

First FlightThe Adopt A Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks and Recreation are presenting First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story at the Northwest Stream Center in Snohomish County’s Mc Collum Park (600-128th St. SE, Everett WA 98208), Thursday, May 11 at 7pm. Space is limited. Admission is $3. Reservations required by calling 425-316-8592. Information about other Streamkeeper Academy is at

First Flight is a wonderful 60-minute award winning film. During the movie, you will be able to witness the personal life of hummingbirds, witness breathtaking moments of “Honey” laying her eggs, and her tiny hatchings, Ray and Zen, pecking themselves into a new life.

Then, you will get to see the new hummingbirds take their first flight from a tiny nest in Noriko and Don Carroll’s back yard. Producer Don Carroll has added new images to this version of the film: Secrets of the Hummingbird’s Tongue showing for the first time the intricate movements of hummingbirds extending their long flexible tongues into a pool of nectar!

The Gate of the Northwest Stream Center will open at 6pm on May 11. “Early birds” who arrive before 6:30 pm will be able to enjoy a walk on the Northwest Stream Center’s new Elevated Nature Walk and see hummingbirds finding nectar in native flowers along the route. At the end of the film that begins at 7pm, you will be able to see a real hummingbird nest and learn more about hummingbird habits and habitat requirements.

ARF FundraiserJoin ARF for the Golden paw Gala, May 20, at the Everett Golf & Country Club.

Get ready for a night of fun, laughter, great food and drinks, all to help raise funds for the Everett Animal Shelter animals. You will enjoy a silent and live auction, Raise Your Paw, Golden Ticket, wint and beer collar toss, and a dessert dash.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

Join ARF for The Rockin' Paw

Come run, come walk the Rockin Paw Walk N Run 1K/5K October 7 at Langdon Park across from the Everett Animal Shelter. All proceeds benefit the care of the animals at the shelter. Bring your family and friends. All furry ones welcome! Visit the ARF website for additional info.

Save the date of June 2 for the annual Bark Benefit at the fabulous Pickering Barn in Issaquah!
Last year was a blast! Have fun and help raise crucial funds for the dogs! Every penny goes to them!

Animal Communicator Darcy Pariso's Upcoming Events

The Seattle Pet Expo , Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 4, 2017 11-4,  Century Link Field Events Center Free Admission  Bring your pet!

Ananda Open House, Saturday, June 24, Ananda Community in Lynnwood, Snohomish County.

Karmically Delicious CruiseBooking Now! October 7 -14 - Mexican Riviera Metaphysical Cruise with 13 world-renowned speakers

Please Help the Pigs with an Urgent Winter Need!

Pigs Peace SanctuaryThis year nine frightened, traumatized pigs arrived from an animal cruelty seizure case. Before Pigs Peace Sanctuary, their life was a windowless barn deep in feces and dead bodies of other pigs, living in close-up view of pigs being slaughtered.

Thanks to people who cared, their life changed. When they first arrived at Pigs Peace Sanctuary they were untouchable, with a look of constant fear. They stayed together as a huddled group. Slowly the look of fear faded. Life became a dream come true.

Today your help is needed! As you can see, The favorite sleeping spot is way too small for this bonded group. (They always want to sleep together and the weather is harsh without enclosing the walls.) They need to add to the roof and extend the room to close off the cold winter weather. Your donation today will directly help the dream of peace for these pigs. They need your pig love!!!

Please donate to help the pigs.

Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project and Pasado's Safe Haven collaborate on transportation to increase access to spay/neuter in Snohomish County. Pick-up is at Sultan Red Apple Market. For more information and make a reservation visit FCSNP's website and Facebook page

At Purrfect Pals:
Free cat spay and neuter clinic Fridays by appointment at The Purrfect Pals clinic in Arlington. Donations are encouraged but not required. Email or call 360-652-9611 to schedule an appointment.

Mark Your Calendar for Tuxes and Tails

Join Seattle Humane for an evening of fabulous food and wine, action-filled biddingm and the signature celebrity and pet runway show, May 18, 2017, at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

A thousand animal lovers will gather for an evening of fabulous food and wine, and bid on exclusive live and silent auction items to benefit Seattle Humane. The highlight of the evening is the celebrity pet runway show starring celebrities and our adoptable dogs and cats.

General event tickets start at $250 and include: silent auction and pre-event cocktail festivities, gourmet four-course meal, live auction, celebrity pet runway show.

Once again, guests have the option of purchasing a cocktails-only: 'Tinis & Tails - ticket for $125. 'Tinis & Tails guests will be able to bid on silent auction items, enjoy all of the pre-dinner festivities, including the Hidden Wine Pull and a Kitten Cuddle Booth!

This year guests have an opportunity for a special add-on opportunity to meet Seahawk Michael Bennett! This unique experience includes: photograph with Michal Bennett , personalized autographed football, access to private lounge for two with open bar between 4:30-6:30 p.m. Limited availability. Tickets are $500.

Can’t attend this year? Make a donation to the animals or donate an item to the auction. Learn how at Tuxes & Tails or call (425) 373-5388. For more information visit

Critter Living Kiddo Events with Seattle Humane:

Preschool Pets
: Bring your kids ages 4-5 for an hour of companion animal fun and learning with Seattle Humane at Crossroads Mall. Storytime and crafts, animal-themed games and songs, meet with lovable shelter pets, meet other animal-loving families. Held at Crossroads Mall Community Room, 15600 NE 8th St., Bellevue, WA 98008. $10 per child, per session. For dates, times, and information visit the Seattle Humane website

Kitty Literature - Children ages 5-10 can practice their reading skills with the supportive, comforting audience of cats at Seattle Humane Society! This is a fun way for kids to practice reading, and positive interaction with pets. Held Mon-Wed, 3-6 p.m. (20-min sessions) at Seattle Humane Society, 13212 SE Eastgate Way. Bellevue, WA 98005. Free to register! Registration is required and limited sessions are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to register, visit the Seattle Humane website

Become a MEOW Guardian Angel: A "Guardian Angel" is a person who cares deeply for an adult cat or cats, but isn't in the position to adopt them. This person pre-pays the adoption fee so that when someone is interested in adopting a cat or cats, the fee is waived. At any given time, MEOW has many adult cats who have Guardian Angels, blessed by the person who wants them to find a home, there will be no adoption fee.

Vouchers for Free Public Spay/Neuter Surgeries Available through MEOW

Thanks to grant funds received, MEOW continues to provide needed spay/neuter surgery support to those in our community. Since receiving their first grant mid 2010, they have funded over 2400 spay/neuter surgeries. Funds are available for dogs, feral or free-roaming cats, cats belonging to anyone needing financial assistance, and cats who qualify for their Toms & Moms program. While MEOW has often provided monetary support for community members needing financial assistance or those managing feral cat colonies, these additional grant funds help them do more. If you know someone who could use their help, please have them call the shelter (425-822-6369) or email MEOW at

Seattle Animal Shelter Pet Loss Support Group meets on Thursday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Shelter. The meetings are free. For more information call (206) 386-7387 and press #3.

Free spaying/neutering available for parent dogs and cats at Seattle Animal Shelter

As part of an ongoing program, anyone who brings a litter of puppies or kittens to the Seattle Animal Shelter is eligible to have the parent animals spayed or neutered for free. As long as donors continue to support the Pet Population Control Fund, the offer will continue indefinitely. For more information about this free spay and neuter program and other Seattle Animal Shelter services, call (206) 386-PETS (7387). 49-7560 or online at

If you would like to foster cats and kittens for Seattle Animal Shelter plan to attend a free foster cat orientation at Seattle Animal Shelter, held on the first Saturday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. Sign up by email at Pre-registration is required. For more information call 206-386-PETS.

N.O.A.H. and Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project offering low rates for cat spay/neuter surgeries!

N.O.A.H. Animal Adoption and Spay/Neutear Center is now offering feline spay/neuter surgeries for only $10 to people regardless of location. N.O.A.H. also is now altering any feral or free roaming cat free! Other needed vaccines and tests are also offered at very low rates. For more information, visit N.O.A.H.'s web page at

Missing Pet Partnership seeks volunteers and donations for Zeke's surgery

The Missing Pet Partnership, a non-profit organization, seeks donations and volunteers to continue their work and pay for Zeke, K9 Pet Detective's surgery. Send your donations to PO Box 3085, Federal Way, WA 98063. For more info visit

Pet Loss Support Group meets on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Humane Society in Bellevue. More more information visit or call 425-641-0080.

Above: Martha with Freedom the eagle.

See photos from Freedom The Eagle's visit to Animal World


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